Going into the final game meant a Granada win would see them crowned champions on points but should CDS win the match all clubs would finish on the same 2 wins and 4 points, so the league would then come down to the NRR which favoured CDSCC ahead of play.
Granada were again in a winning mood even at the toss as they elected to bat again. CDSCC met the news with a change in the bowling attack giving the new ball to Riley Snr. (James) and Clifton M who got their team off to an amazing start, dismissing the first 3 Granada batsmen (Aakash, Todd & Paul C) without scoring a run… leaving Granada 1 for 3 after 2 overs.
James R then got wicket no. 4 with Sam on 4 runs as Granada ended on 32 runs after 7 overs. Richie A kept the score moving with some valuable boundaries as Phil T fell on 12 to Shafeer in the 10th over.
Sebin X had a short stay when Richard C caught him LBW on 8 as Jaime R got Gary R out for 15. Granada’s innings never gained much momentum from there ending on a modest 109 from their 20 overs, with Bruce R and Anik C taking the final wickets.
So it was down to the Costa boys to come good and make the total with the superior Net Run Rate compared to Granada CC. CDSCC opened with two guns in Anik C and Richard L but Anik’s stay was brief, bowled for 6 runs by Aakash T.
This brought newly fit, Andrew James to the crease to join the skipper with both looking in control as they both exchanged well timed boundaries until Richard L was dismissed on 39, clean bowled by Richie A with the score at 80/2 in the 9th.
Clifton M then contributed in support of Andrew J reaching the required target in the 12th over as AJ finished on 37 not out.
PoTM: Richard Lake 39 Runs.
Result: Costa del Sol win by 8 wickets.
Fluent Finance Abroad T20 League Result – Costa Del Sol CC win on NRR.